Patents by Inventor Paul D. Marcos

Paul D. Marcos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10241644
    Abstract: Techniques for processing task items are provided. A task item is electronic data that represents a task to be performed, whether manually or automatically. A task item includes one or more details about its corresponding task, such as a description of the task and a location of the task. Specifically, techniques for generating task items, organizing task items, triggering notifications of task items, and consuming task items are described. In one approach, a task item is generated based on input from a user and context of the input. In another approach, different attributes of task items are used to organize the task items intelligently into multiple lists. In another approach, actions other than the generation of notification are enabled or automatically performed, actions such as emailing, calling, texting, and searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Alexandre A. Aybes, Donald W. Pitschel, Edward D. Voas, Freddy A. Anzures, Paul D. Marcos
  • Patent number: 10187508
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190014450
    Abstract: Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Robert GRUBER, Alessandro SABATELLI, Alexandre A. AYBES, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Edward D. VOAS, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Paul D. MARCOS
  • Publication number: 20180359352
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10057736
    Abstract: Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Gruber, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Alexandre A. Aybes, Donald W. Pitschel, Edward D. Voas, Freddy A. Anzures, Paul D. Marcos
  • Patent number: 9967387
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20180007188
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 9769301
    Abstract: In response to receiving an application for operation on an accessory device and an interface definition, a computer device produces an application package that includes a companion application, a companion extension, and the application and interface definition. The application package components are configured to interoperate in accordance with an application identifier that is mutually recognized among all the package components. When the application package is installed at the companion device, the companion device automatically unpacks the components and sends the accessory device application and interface definition to the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer
  • Patent number: 9712660
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20170083179
    Abstract: Techniques for processing task items are provided. A task item is electronic data that represents a task to be performed, whether manually or automatically. A task item includes one or more details about its corresponding task, such as a description of the task and a location of the task. Specifically, techniques for generating task items, organizing task items, triggering notifications of task items, and consuming task items are described. In one approach, a task item is generated based on input from a user and context of the input. In another approach, different attributes of task items are used to organize the task items intelligently into multiple lists. In another approach, actions other than the generation of notification are enabled or automatically performed, actions such as emailing, calling, texting, and searching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas R. GRUBER, Alessandro SABATELLI, Alexandre AYBES, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Edward D. VOAS, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Paul D. MARCOS
  • Publication number: 20170019587
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device displays an array of thumbnail images corresponding to a set of photographic images. The device replaces the displayed array of thumbnail images with a user-selected photographic image upon detecting a user contact with a corresponding thumbnail image in the array. The user-selected photographic image is displayed at a larger scale than the corresponding thumbnail image. The portable device displays a different photographic image in replacement of the user-selected photographic image in accordance with a scrolling gesture. The scrolling gesture comprises a substantially horizontal movement of user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. MATAS, Greg N. CHRISTIE, Paul D. MARCOS, Scott FORSTALL, Marcel VAN OS, Bas ORDING, Imran CHAUDHRI
  • Publication number: 20170019521
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 9459792
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device displays an array of thumbnail images corresponding to a set of photographic images. The device replaces the displayed array of thumbnail images with a user-selected photographic image upon detecting a user contact with a corresponding thumbnail image in the array. The user-selected photographic image is displayed at a larger scale than the corresponding thumbnail image. The portable device displays a different photographic image in replacement of the user-selected photographic image in accordance with a scrolling gesture. The scrolling gesture comprises a substantially horizontal movement of user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Greg Christie, Paul D. Marcos, Scott Forstall, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20160246473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven P. JOBS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Scott HERZ, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9420087
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 9335924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20160065715
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20160062721
    Abstract: An accessory device application executes on an accessory device of limited resources. The accessory device application includes an accessory device stub application and an interface definition. When a user interacts with the accessory device application, display changes are generated in response, in accordance with the interface definition, and are sent to a companion extension at an associated companion device. The companion extension receives the changes, and generates updated display values for the accessory device display. The updated display values are sent from the companion device daemon to the daemon of the accessory device, which displays the updated display values at the accessory device display. The functionality and operation of the accessory device application permit an accessory device of limited resources to leverage data processing and computational power of the companion device, to provide a more involving user experience at the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer
  • Publication number: 20160065714
    Abstract: In response to receiving an application for operation on an accessory device and an interface definition, a computer device produces an application package that includes a companion application, a companion extension, and the application and interface definition. The application package components are configured to interoperate in accordance with an application identifier that is mutually recognized among all the package components. When the application package is installed at the companion device, the companion device automatically unpacks the components and sends the accessory device application and interface definition to the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer